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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Pope's telegram of condolences for the victims of the Sinai air crash

Vatican City, 1 November 2015 (VIS) – Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin has sent a telegram of condolences to the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin on behalf of the Holy Father, following the crash of a Russian airliner in the Egyptian Sinai peninsula yesterday, 31 October, causing over 200 deaths.

In the text, the Pope expresses his sadness at learning of the tragic event, and conveys his condolences to the president and the Russian people. He assures his prayers for all the deceased and for those who mourn their loss, and invokes the strength and peace of Almighty God upon the nation and all those involved in the recovery efforts.

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